Monadnock Waldorf School welcomed four new special subjects teachers at its opening day ceremonies on Wednesday, August 27. Special subjects teachers offer classes that enrich, enliven, and complement the school’s academic program. At the elementary and high school levels, these programs include vocal and instrumental music, a variety of physical education programs, practical arts, fine art, and handwork. The new special subjects teachers are:
Daniel O’Connors teaches Practical Arts. Daniel will work in both Monadnock Waldorf School’s elementary and high school programs.
Daniel recently taught woodworking for students in grades five through eight at Meadowbrook Waldorf School in West Kingston, Rhode Island. He taught metal working, painting, geometrical drawing, home economics and clay modeling in Switzerland and blocks of practical arts in in grades five through twelve in several schools in Europe. Daniel has completed the Waldorf practical arts teacher training in Dornach, Switzerland.
Micah Witri teaches a new program focusing on outdoor activities for students in grades five through eight, a program designed to offer physical education as well as outdoor skills. He will also teach woodworking classes at the elementary school.
Micah is a graduate of Green Meadow Waldorf School. He completed an apprenticeship at the Vermont Wilderness School. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science, with a focus on geology, from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Micah has been a program director, counselor and trip leader for a variety of camps and outdoor programs.
Jan Lyndes leads the school’s games program for grades one through four. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio arts and sociology from the University of Arizona and a Master of Education in Waldorf Teaching from Antioch University/New England. Her background includes deaf education and early childhood teaching at the Garland School, in West Brattleboro, Vermont.
Juan Carlos Lancellotti teaches eurythmy, a specialized movement program. He studied theater and aviation during college in his native Santiago, Chile, and is an accomplished BMX rider. Juan Carlos holds a certificate in eurythmy education from the American Eurythmy School in northern California.
Opening minds to inspired life-long learning, Monadnock Waldorf School, founded in 1976, serves 200 students in nursery-kindergarten through high school. Working with the insights of Austrian educator and scientist Rudolf Steiner, Monadnock Waldorf School is one of over 1000 Waldorf schools worldwide. The school accepts new and transfer students on a rolling basis, throughout the year.